Celestial Season Mysterium I LP on black or oxblood vinyl | CD + download
A download of Mysterium I is included in all orders
The Dutch depressives inCelestial Seasonlit up the nascent death/doom scene of the early ’90s with the underground classicsForever Scarlet PassionandSolar Lovers. They went dormant in 2001 after a mid-career flirtation with a more streamlined stoner doom sound, but in 2020, they releasedThe Secret Teachings. The album was a glorious return to the funereal Romanticism of the band’s earliest work, and its follow-up doubles down on that sound.
Mysterium Iis the first in a planned trilogy of albums set for release over the next two years. It walks in the path of early My Dying Bride and Anathema, replete with baroque strings, moaned vocals, and cobwebbed atmosphere.
Today, we’re sharing a new single fromMysterium I—a whisper from the crypt called “The Golden Light of Late Day.” It’s an achingly melancholic heartbreaker of a song, and anyone who’s ever lit a few candles to listen toTurn Loose the Swansshould find plenty to love in its crepuscular misery. Read a quote about the song from frontman Stefan Ruiters, and listen to it below.
“Olly [Smit, guitar] composed the music and after hearing it for the first time it gave me this strong connection with our planet, its transcendental vastness, and the longing to be with your loved one when you’re not and the feelings aroused in you when in such a state. So, I wrote about belonging and sense of place.”